Prepare for a career as a veterinary nursing professional in UCOL’s New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.
Locations: Palmerston North
Duration: 1 year, full-time
Dates:19 Feb 2018 - 30 Nov 201823 Jul 2018 - 28 Jun 2019
Domestic Fees:*$6,274.00Scholarship info
* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.
Practical requirementsStudents must be able to carry out physical activities within the Animal Room and work placement to fulfil the requirements of the programme. Students must also have no objection to working with animals, dissection of animal body parts, body fluids and cadavers.
Graduates of this qualification will have technical veterinary nursing skills for a clinic environment and the ability to manage patients and clients and follow protocols in all aspects of clinical veterinary practice.
To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses.
UCOL Veterinary Nursing Graduate
Training to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse was a logical step for Lauren.
Animal handling lab.
UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing comprises 120 credits.
To optimise chances of student success, 100% attendance is required for all practical classes and work placements. It is also strongly recommended for all theory classes.
Application checklistIt will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.